Lagos Food Bank

Lagos Food Bank 2017.


Lagos Food Bank is a non-governmental, non-profit, private-driven initiative committed to fighting hunger, reducing food waste and offering emergency food services through a proposed food banking network across Lagos state. LFBI’s goal is to be the leader in battling the menace of hunger and its causes by creating, supplying, and strengthening new food banks and in all the twenty (20) Local Governments Areas in Lagos State, Nigeria. An initiative totally worth supporting and creating awareness for. Lagos food bank is an initiative aided by the kind gestures of ‘Joseph Wodo’, an unmeasurable contribution towards provision of basic food stuff for the less privileged and hungry within Lagos.

Joseph Wodo is a Nigerian living in Lagos who helps fight hunger in his community by donating to the Lagos Food Bank Initiative.

We here at More Branches became inclined to this initiative through Joseph’s submission. We stand for equality, kindness and most important an opportunity at a better condition of life hence why we are firmly for this initiative. We have taken it upon ourselves to bring this to everyone’s notice. Efforts of this magnitude should not be overlooked or go unrecognized. It’s easy to see all that’s not working right in our immediate environment but once we decide to keep quiet about lauding the good stuff then we might just be as self centered as our shitty leaders. So it’s our intentions to praise this initiative and stand alongside it with our voices and resources.

The mission includes providing monthly food stuffs to indigent people in Lagos, reducing hunger motivated crime in Lagos, feeding the destitute in need of food through a network of food banks by having at least one food bank in every Local Government Area in Lagos, and to enlighten religious organization, corporate entities and communities on how to start a food bank and embarking on crusade/advocacy to close the food gap in Lagos.

The vision is Commited to creating a Lagos without hunger and closing the obvious food gap. The primary goal at LFBI is to reach out to:

  1. Seniors from ages 50 years and above
  2. Children from ages 5–16
  3. Destitute
  4. Extremely indigent families
  5. Widows

To make a real mark in life and to be remembered after we’re gone, we must add value into the lives of others.
Living for others is a phenomenon millions of people fail to understand simply because we tend to think that life is only about our individual selves and not about anybody else.
We are all one people living together in this vast land of oil and ore, subconsciously waiting on the yearly harvest from which we dig in our claws to take what we claim to be ours, be it education, salary, promotion, employment or any reward of some sort.
Our rulers have failed at establishing vital inner links with the poor & dispossessed of this country who form the core of this nation’s being. The prime failures are now mostly hidden under the invisible cloak of religion, hand-me-down capitalism and man’s nature to evolve for the sake of survival; yet they would have you believe that the core is in perfect health.
Decades ago, love, integrity and service were all invited to a featured host to celebrate the freedom & liberty they fought for; but when it was time to eat, they instead were shredded apart and folded neatly into eba-like balls, dipped into égusi soup the ruler of the seven kingdoms and swallowed into the fat bellies of greed and foreign manipulators.

To restore peace from those who hold the yam and the knife, those who administer whips of “no electricity”, those who tell you that your education means nothing, we must think contribution.
I’m referring to you, the fifth generation of educated nigerians, we must contribute to the growth of our nation, contribute the good that is in you to the world around you. Get involved, learn to give, for you will not be loved for what you have, but by the good measures you were able to add.

Akinola Oduwole

Boy laughs a lot. Unequivocally passionate about life. Fucking up a plain sheet with my ink.

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